Level 1 Regulations have been amended to clarify occupancy rates for accommodation establishments.
The Regulations issued on 14 December appeared to limit the occupancy of accommodation to 50% of available rooms. This was dismissed as a drafting error by the Tourism Business Council of South Africa.
The Gazette issued today, 17 December, clarifies the occupancies as follows:
Hotels, lodges, B&Bs, timeshare facilities, resorts and guest houses are allowed full capacity of the available rooms for accommodation, with patrons observing a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other when in common spaces.
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